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July Workshop Round Up



We’ve put together this list of workshops offered at the Nonprofit Learning Lab available this month to make sure you don’t miss a thing! To register and find out more about each workshop, click the workshop titles of your choice to head to the workshop page for more details. Our memberships provide discounts to all our paid trainings and many other benefits. Learn more about our memberships here. Not seeing a topic you'd be interested in learning more about? Let us know via email at info@nonprofitlearninglab.org.


Leading Teams, Partnerships, and Collaborations Towards Greater Impact July 7


Too often strategic planning happens in a vacuum, visions casted, momentum built, plans written -- yet the people directly impacted by the plan (clients, donors, staff, volunteers, community) are left out. This process has led to plans that have failed to meet its full potential. Community engagement, though at times unwieldy and time-consuming, is critical to truly propel all variables towards a common goal. You’ll see that when done well, a snowball effect happens, where the impossible becomes possible. Learn strategies for engaging community stakeholders while balancing organizational/group needs (ie. strategy, mission, resources). Explore ways to leverage your leadership to build a collaborative and sound planning process.


How to Train, Engage, Manage & Retain Virtual & On Site Volunteers July 13


Do you rely on volunteers? Are you finding it difficult to recruit new volunteers in 2022? This live webinar covers strategies on how to recruit, train and engage volunteers whether your organization offers in-person, virtual, or hybrid volunteer opportunities. During this hour session, we will review strategies to manage, recruit, interview, and train new and returning volunteers. Being able to effectively manage your volunteers will help you better operate your programs and services. In the past few years, many organizations have gone through change whether it is leadership or implementation of programs. It is important that your volunteers are trained and have the framing to understand their volunteer roles within your organization.


Lapsed Donors: How to Bring them Back & Re-Engage July 14


Lapsed donors are individuals that have given to your nonprofit but for some reason have stopped. Perhaps they need to be re-engaged, asked or cultivated again. Your lapsed donors are more likely to donate than an individual that doesn't know your organization. Your lapsed donors have invested in your mission at least once!


Find, Secure & Maintain Corporate Sponsors to Increase Revenue & Build Your Brand July 18


Corporate sponsors can be key partners in aiding nonprofits to raise more funds. Join us for this webinar to learn strategies on how to not just secure, but maintain these often vital partnerships. Corporate sponsorship support can help your nonprofit enhance its reputation, reach new audiences and communities, raise funds, attract new board members and volunteers, and build your brand and programs. We'll dive into understanding what corporate sponsors want and expect, two key components for ensuring a healthy working relationship with your corporate sponsor. Take an hour out of your day for this webinar to learn the best tips, tricks, and practices to score your next corporate sponsorship.



Make the Ask: How to Make Better Donor Calls Every Week to Achieve Your Goals July 18


Corporate sponsors can be key partners in aiding nonprofits to raise more funds. Join us for this webinar to learn strategies on how to not just secure, but maintain these often vital partnerships. Corporate sponsorship support can help your nonprofit enhance its reputation, reach new audiences and communities, raise funds, attract new board members and volunteers, and build your brand and programs. We'll dive into understanding what corporate sponsors want and expect, two key components for ensuring a healthy working relationship with your corporate sponsor. Take an hour out of your day for this webinar to learn the best tips, tricks, and practices to score your next corporate sponsorship.

Avoid the Great Resignation in Your Development Team July 19


Fundraising officers burn out when they work alone but creating relationships with donors isn’t an exhausting chore when it is a shared expectation among the board, staff, and leadership. Nonprofits that encourage, celebrate, and support advocacy from all participants are not dealing with nearly as much turnover because they maintain a Culture of Philanthropy. And it’s easier than you think.


No More Dusty Strategic Plans: Using Strategic Learning to Create Progress, Action and Adaptability July 20


Do you have a strategic plan that sits on the shelf, only to be pulled out occasionally? Are you unsure how to understand progress towards your strategic priorities? Or maybe you are just starting on a strategic planning process and are unsure where to start? Purposeful learning can be a powerful tool in developing and implementing your strategic plan. In this session, we will explore a process for incorporating learning into your strategic planning to ensure your strategic plan (1) is grounded in evidence and curiosity, (2) is actionable and adaptable to changing contexts, and (3) includes how to understand the progress you are making.